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Joseph G. Brin

Joseph G. Brin is an architect, fine artist and writer based in Philadelphia. He has covered Philadelphia architecture, design and culture for Metropolis Magazine. His architecture website can be seen HERE. His new artwork, explores historical intersections in Philadelphia, largely through its architecture. A palpable convergence of past and present...can be seen HERE.

America's First Animal Shelter To Expand Historic Facility

America’s First Animal Shelter To Expand Historic Facility

May 13, 2016  |  News, Walk the Walk

Contributor Joe Brin checks in at Morris Animal Refuge where big plans to modernize the 142-year-old shelter are currently in the works > more

West Philly Home Still Sings The Praises Of Paul Robeson

West Philly Home Still Sings The Praises Of Paul Robeson

March 25, 2016  |  Walk the Walk

The spirit of actor, scholar, and human rights activist Paul Robeson is kept alive at a modest house museum at 49th and Walnut. Contributor Joe Brin checks in at this hidden gem of a national treasure > more

Spiritual Firebrand Of The Revolutionary War Immortalized In Wood

Spiritual Firebrand Of The Revolutionary War Immortalized In Wood

November 2, 2015  |  Walk the Walk

A forgotten minister is honored with 100 year old stump sculpture at Old Pine Street Presbyterian Church > more

Courtyard Compass Reveals A City Off Axis

Courtyard Compass Reveals A City Off Axis

August 28, 2015  |  Walk the Walk

If you've ever feel like the city is just a tad off we have validating news for you. Philadelphia was built a few degrees left from its true north axis point. Contributor Joe Brin talks cartography and William Penn's city plan with Frank Morelli, Survey Bureau manager of the Streets Department > more

An Historian At The Intersection Of Class And Preservation

An Historian At The Intersection Of Class And Preservation

August 11, 2015  |  Walk the Walk

The city is full of historians all with a unique perspective on Philadelphia's layered past. Contributor Joe Brin profiles Michael Schreiber, a Queen Village historian, author, and activist who believes preservation and social equality go hand in hand. > more